If you read this blog faithfully, you will know that I go to the No Frills grocery store nearly everyday at least once. Sometimes 2 or 3 times if my memory is lagging that day. It’s usually the same staff that I see whenever I go there at that time of the day. I don’t know whether it’s the groceries or the social aspect that keeps me going there. It’s a wonderful staff that Amber Crawford has put together. There is a new cashier who works there that is a very friendly lady, but both times I’ve come through her line to buy groceries she’s given me directions on how to use my debit card. I feel like saying, ” I’m 54, believe me, I nailed this a long time ago.”
Is there anyone out there who doesn’t actually know how to pay by debit card? It seems like people use a debit card for every purchase, no matter how big or small. I saw a teenager in front of me last week use his card to pay for a pack of gum and an energy drink. At least he’s worried about how his breath smells.
Next time I see a new cashier I think I’ll act like a total imbecile who just got my bank card that day. I’ll be saying, “How do I do this?” “Now what do I do?” “What are these numbers for?” “Could you please help me?” “Will my library card work?”
At least I’d give the guy standing behind me something to talk about later that day. I can hear him now. “You should have seen the idiot in front of me at the grocery store this afternoon.”